Takeoffs and landings cause more precipitation near airports, researchers find

By abe10tiger
Jul 1, 2011
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    Researchers have found that areas near commercial airports sometimes experience a small but measurable increase in rain and snow when aircraft take off and land under certain atmospheric conditions

    NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of hole-punch and canal clouds on Jan. 29, 2007. These unusual gaps in clouds are often caused by aircraft under certain atmospheric conditions. (Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center)

    Source:Science Daily

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